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BASIC PIZZA BASE

Makes 2 bases. Ingredients
 2 cups plain flour (maida)
 2 teaspoons (10 grams) fresh yeast, crumbled
 1 teaspoon sugar
 1 tablespoon olive oil or oil
 1 teaspoon salt
Procedure
1. Combine all the ingredients except the oilve oil in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water until it is smooth and elastic.
2. Add the olive oil and knead again.
3. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove till it doubles in volume (approx. 15 to 20 minutes).
4. Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
5. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
6. Roll each portion into a circle of 250 mm. (10″) diameter and 6 mm. (1/4″) thickness.
7. Use as required.

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